Colorectal Cancer

Witness Cares Colorectal Cancer Screening Study
The Witness Cares Colorectal study is looking at what motivates African Americans to obtain screening for colorectal cancer as well as ways to help increase the numbers of those obtaining screening.  If you or your organization are interested in a presentation or are looking for more information about this disease, contact Nikia Clark at (716) 845-4888, or at Nikia.Clark@roswellpark.org.

A Survivor Speaks...
BETTY GREEN
Buffalo, New York

I am proud to say to say that I am a colon cancer survivor.

Before I was diagnosed with having colon cancer, I didn’t know that even though colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable types of cancer, it is still the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, claiming more than 50,000 deaths each year.

I wasn’t aware that being African-American and over the age of 50 were two of the biggest factors that put me at an increased risk for colon cancer.

Now I know….and now YOU know too!

I tell my friends not to be afraid in getting early detection screenings.  The Office of Cancer Health Disparities offers free colorectal cancer awareness presentations. Knowledge is power!